Greenwood Aikido – Family Martial Arts In Temecula
In a world of growing chaos we need ways of reducing violence instead of creating more. Ways of creating peace out of conflict. That’s the challenge of Aikido. If you want to learn to protect yourself and your family and make the world a better place then Aikido is for you.
Aikido is a powerful martial art with a peaceful state of mind.
- Manage everyday conflicts calmly & confidently
- Develop a strong physical and mental center
- Deal positively with other people
- Build strength and stamina
- Develop personal skills & power
- Enjoy a natural, harmonious atmosphere
Our method of practice follows the aikido of Shoji Nishio with a seamless integration of empty hand techniques with striking atemi, the Japanese katana (sword) and the jo (wooden staff).
“In judo there are throws, karate involves kicking and punching and in iaido we cut with sword. All of these are contained in Aikido. The essence of all Japanese martial arts is contained in the movements of Aikido. The difference is that in Aikido there is no winner and there is no loser. We come to understood through Aikido what it means to win and lose. But in fact, there are no winners or losers. This is how the world should look, this is what Aikido can teach people.” ~Shoji Nishio, Shihan
Aikido is for people who want to create a better life for themselves and a better world for everyone. Aikido is an enjoyable and non-competitive practice for the body and an enlightening experience for the mind.